Monday, May 14, 2012

{into nature}

{into nature} is a weekly Monday post inspiring the exploration of nature. It is a grassroots effort to combat the nature deficit disorder in our current generations. Please join me in this movement back into nature by sharing your own nature inspiration, whether shared through photographs, words, poetry…. leave a link here in the day's comments for all to enjoy.

“For children, nature comes in many forms. A newborn calf; a pet that lives and dies; a worn path through the woods; a fort nested in stinging nettles; a damp, mysterious edge of a vacant lot- whatever shape nature takes, it offers each child an older, larger world… nature does not steal time; it amplifies it.” -Richard Louv


last week i had to head across the state to mark out a site for the dayjob.  it just so happened to be a few minutes down the road from the UCONN animal barns so i decided to bring the boys along to the jobsite and then head over to see the animals.  it is a really awesome place, a full-scale working livestock farm that the public can explore, including beef and milk cows, sheep, and horses.  we went just in time for feeding time and got to meet a bunch of baby cows as well. 

one happy boy, perhaps a future UCONN Agriculture student?
checking out the baby cow quarters
woodchuck in the grassland


Amber said...

Fun! The wedding we went to was held at a 2,000 acre ranch. There were lamas, cows, chickens, goats and sheep milling about the surrounding fields and crossing the road and even a few lamas chasing some girls who ventured too close (no one was hurt). The kids were in heaven. Gray kept pointing at everything and saying, Dog!! Dog!! His only word for animals.

hannahw said...

What a nice outing, getting up close and personal with farm animals! I am linking to a different sort of outdoorsey post.. my little one wanting to tackle the big hill... but not quite big enough for the challenge.. and a little friend lending a helping hand--

Melissa said...

That looks so wonderful. It's so great to watch children with animals...that look of wonder and amazement. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Priscilla said...

we love animals and farms too. Nature and family is what makes me happy (a of course music too!) We spent Mother's day in nature all together with our toes in the water.

Here is my post about it:

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

Love it!! Children and animals have such an amazing connection.

Here's our into nature post